It was 1996 it was pitch black, I saw a flash of light from a distance, then a thunderous beat of drums all around. There a Yup'ik man stomping his mukluk boots in rhythm to the drums was approaching. Dancing wildly in the air tossing his limbs about, unleashing energy as light. Arms spread wide holding dance fans brimming with light, he brought his ever changing mask closer and said, "Kitaaki waniwat'tang” or "Look, here it is." Exploding in a flash of light he disappeared as I shuttered opening my eyes.
From that point, all my work evolved from simple 2-dimensional flat format into 3-dimensional motifs. (Full story included)